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Do Osteoporosis Meds Work
Uncommon: Side effects from osteoporosis drugs are generally not common. Symptoms of flu may occur in about 40% of patients who receive their first intravenous infusion of Reclast heartburn occurs in 5-10% of patients taking bisphosphonate pills. Estrogen may cause wight gain, breast tenderness and blood clots. ...Read more
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Osteoporosis/Weights: I am always impressed by the wonderful work of nutritionalists, endocrinologists, sports psychologists, and personal trainers in helping patients with weak bone density. You have a serious problem at your age that you can improve one day a time. Bone density testing should be done yearly at this time. Develop your team of the above wonderful people to help you. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
Are there many women who after ooph and meds develop severe osteoporosis and shouldnt they be monitored?
What meds: Aging, we start loosing bone after 35 years of age, family history of osteoporosis, caucasian, low bmi, taking high risk meds(steriods), menopausal state are risk factors for osteoporosis. Surveillance with bone density scans should start aroound fifty if at risk and after 60 if not at high risk. ...Read more
Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?
Not a good eater! Have MG & osteoporosis. Take LOTS of meds. Wonder if any nutritional drink would help? If so, which would b best?
Nutritional drink: _42?F Minn MG( I not do not know what this is)! &osteoporosis & takes lots of meds/ asks if nutritional drink would help? My 1st plan would b to review ur Medical Hx n detail. In general if someone tells me they r taking LOTS of meds my first step is 2 consider decreasing them in a systematic fashion based on history. A nutritional drink will not help unless u have nutritional deficiency. ...Read more
I have osteoporosis in high risk category. Any alternative to Prolia injections or oral Biphosphonates due to side effects. I don't like taking meds?
Choices are many`: Osteoporosis simply reflects a thinning of the bones. There is little chance of a spontaneous fracture of your wrist, rib, spine or hip in the absence of a fall or trauma. Oral and injectable agents can improve your bone density and slightly reduce the risks of such fractures. Staying in shape is also a way to reduce falls/fractures. An exercise program is highly recommended. ...Read more
All osteoporosis blood and urine work up from endocrinologist normal any other ideas on what would cause T-score of -6 in a 28 yr old female?
T-score at -6!: That is an extremely high T-score for any person, independent of age. Are you sure that the T-score was correct as reported? If so, please immediately see an Orthopedist. He/she will be stunned by the result and will carefully look at the data. There is almost certainly an error somewhere. If the bone density data is indeed correct you must very quickly see an Endocrinologist. Let me know result ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take bone supps, bone meds, analgesics and other strong pain killers for osteoporosis when i only have one kidney?
No: As long as your kidney function is adequate, one kidney is ample for most medications. More details on the kidney function and which meds are necessary. ...Read more
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